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April 17, 2013

What Does 'Gifted' Look Like?

Madlon Lester, a retired gifted education teacher guest blogs for Finding Common Ground to tell us what gifted looks like.

April 03, 2013

Can't Focus...There's a Pill for That

The recent news about the number of youth diagnosed with ADHD is staggering, and should cause us all to reflect on what we do.

April 02, 2013

What Reading First Should Have Taught Us

Reading First was a competitive grant that was supposed to close the achievement gap but it was only a precursor for what was yet to come.

March 30, 2013

Fire Teachers...Give Kids iPads?

Education and learning is so much more than firing teachers and replacing them with iPads.

March 26, 2013

Why Gay Marriage Makes School Leaders Uncomfortable

Gay marriage is being debated in the Supreme Court but LGBT topics often go ignored because school administrators ignore them.

February 24, 2013

When Schools Cut Nurses

Many schools have cut, or are cutting, school nurses which is a mistake because they fill a vital role in the school system.

February 06, 2013

Bridging the Digital Divide Is Like Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

On Digital Learning Day where we are supposed to highlight what to do with technology, we should also be thinking of those who lack the opportunities to infuse technology into what they do.

January 16, 2013

The Mean Girl Dilemma

Relational aggression(RA) is a term to describe behaviors that are used to harm someone by damaging or manipulating their peer relationships.

January 09, 2013

Does America Have a Violence Problem?

There has been a great deal of discussion lately about allowing teachers to bring guns to school or to hire armed security guards for every school. School districts are finding themselves go from discussing BYOD to discussing BYO...G.

January 04, 2013

Who Is Your Role Model?

Our children are bombarded with messages about who they can be when they grow up and it's more important now than ever to make sure that were are offering them the opportunity to learn from positive role models.

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The opinions expressed in Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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